Angel tree program provides Christmas gifts to 144 children
Many children in Ozark County had a little merrier Christmas thanks to the generosity of local residents through the Ozark County Angel Tree program. Organizer Karla Smith, pictured with daughter Shelby, said 144 children were “adopted” by residents who bought Christmas presents for them this year through the program. Christmas trees set up at area businesses featured ornaments that listed a wish list of wants and needs for local children in need. Residents were able to take an ornament, buy the gifts and return them to the business, where they were picked up and delivered to each family.